We hope everybody is doing well.
Did you take your time last night to consider what you would like to do in life?
Now it’s time the time to research what you would like to do, or what you would like to be. As a matter of fact, research is the most important thing you can do when trying to plan what you want to be or and where you want to go in life. It’s even the most important when you decide you’re going to go on any trip
I want to share a story with you about a true incident that happened when I was in basic training. This really identifies why research is so important when you’re looking at doing something.
When I was in basic training, on our second week we all went to a briefing and were given a chance to sign up for our jobs in the Air Force. I went into weather maintenance. It was a career field with a 9-month technical school. I learned all about electronics and the weather.
Others in my flight chose their desired profession. One of the airmen in my flight wanted Fire Control Operations on a bomber. He was very happy and very proud.
We asked him if he liked to fly. He said he did not like to fly. The obvious question then was why he signed up to be a gunner on a bomber with the Viet Nam War in high gear. He told us his position as Fire Control Operator entailed loading all the fire extinguishers and refilling them when and if the planes came back.
Everyone in the flight tried to convince him otherwise, and he would have no part of it. Three days before the end of basic training the Drill Sergeant called the flight together. The drill sergeant told us about a hero to be in our midst.
The airman who volunteered to be a Fire Control Operator was being graduated from basic three days early. The reason was the airman’s new crew flew in to pick him up. They were waiting in a jeep out front to meet their new gunner.
It Actually Happened
For today, please do research on your goals and destinations. Tomorrow we will look at who to talk to, and about finding mentors.